jml2061: This isn't much different from the laws that have been in effect in Germany for almost as long as there is photography.
As in the case of Hungary, this law was originally not intended to protect individuals but powerful men and women, police officers, and other public servants from repercussions of someone recording their misdeeds. It was originally passed because Paparazzi had photographed the body of Chancellor Bismarck lying in wake and could not be forced to not publish the results.
Germans have adapted. It's a massive issue for street and architecture photographers and there's constant legal wrangling about what the law precisely means and allows or not, but we do what Hungarians will do, likely, too - we go to Austria to get street shots :)
I am pretty sure in Germany you are allowed to take pictures without permission (in public places), or not!?. It is not allowed to publish them without permission. The same is the case in Austria. In Austria i can sue you if you take a picture with me and you publish it without my permission if this is the case of "right on my own image" (recht am eigenen bild). And I can sue you anyway if you make money with my image without my permission.
lacix: Hey you s holes.... Do anybody want me to prove that you all have it wrong!I can go out taking photos today and post it for public!But than, all you have to shoot your stupid mouth up and apologize for stirring sh..t!Waiting for challenge!
"As I said: this topic is covered by similar laws in Germany."Really? Have You a proof for this assumption?
role_of_72: Google has hard time to translate from Hungarian so here's my NOT official translation of the quoted part (I'm Hungarian so I understand it):
2:48. Law about image and sound recording(1) To record and use an image or sound recording of somebody you need the consent of the given person.(2) Consent of the affected person is not required in the case of recording groups (calls them here as 'mass') and on public events.
My comment on it:This law is 'vague' as you say as all of our recent laws. The reason for it is that the governing politicians reserve the right for the authorities (=themselves) to interpret the laws according their interest.
One thing is sure: they don't have to apply this law but if they choose to do so, you have no chance to protect yourself if you're sued.
It looks than, that Hungary has a unique position on this in EU.I wish there were a single law for whole EU in this matter.
"To record and use" ... how about only record it?
"Allowed" and "can" is here the same?
It is a little bit weird how/from where the sunlight comes (see nr. 8) ... but actually it doesnt matter ... they are all amazing!
The main question is here: Can you find such situations in Romania as showed here? Yes, you can find them, but you have to search them carefully. As tourist you will be amazed how diferet Romania is.In my opinion the title must be called: "Tamas Dezso SEEKS glimpse into post-Communist Romania." and nobody will be offended.
"Facebook is planning to update its" When? Is this already happened? Or is there a chance that they are not doing this?
kevin_r: So here we have a team of highly intelligent engineers work together, using the latest equipment and techniques in technology to create a very complex piece of equipment - which just so happens falls far short of the capabilities of the eye of the dragonfly.
The eye in the dragonfly is connected to an unbelievable control system which allows it to keep track of parallel flying insects and keep itself perfectly synchronized in order to fool the prey that it is not pursuing it.
So how does the dragonfly get to get it's eyes and control system together, all by the mindless, random machinations of biological mutations?
Me thinks it's a bridge too far. But then, your mileage may vary.
About the tech itself- great stuff! The possibilities for applications are almost endless.
The Copyist is/will not be more intelligent than the Maker.
This will be the year of 7:700D, 70D, 7D2
There is for sure no coicidency that this news is comming right after Aptina/Sony news.Its good to know that Canon is continue researching on sensor tehnology but the question is, will Canon use this tehnology in any other DSLR-s? And how about DR at low ISO? From my understand, this shows that Canon concentrate its research on High ISO tehnology and not in high DR at Low ISO.
I dont't get it. Why JPEG is better as RAW? This is new ...
mariuss: OK ... I think with this camera is time to remember how is it to use JPEGs. Perhaps, RAW is not "the only one choice" anymore.
More clearly, I can not. Maybe should I repeat instead?! Would this help?!"RAW is the only answer for colour, exposure and high ISO work." - and for low ISO and BW photos?! ... sarcasm out.
OK ... I think with this camera is time to remember how is it to use JPEGs. Perhaps, RAW is not "the only one choice" anymore.
pdelux: The back of the camera looks like its 10 years old. I guess style is too much to ask for @ $3K.
I look THROUGH the camera and not AT the camera. For me it could be square ... if the pictuare quality is good.
It has everything as I expected ... and even much! more.
The big questions are: How about pattern noise? And DR?If the pattern noise is eliminated and the DR is (at least) slightly better as the Mark II ... I am a very happy 'Canon' photographer.
I took a closer look at the samples from Nikon (http://www.nikon-image.com/products/camera/slr/digital/d800/sample.htm).The amount of noise is low, even in JPEG, but the sharpness is not overhelming. I wonder why, there is almost no sample above F8?! (interesting, there is a portrait one, but no landscape).
Very confindent from Nikon to match itself not even with Canon and the rest, but also with the high-end medium format.I wonder if Canon 5D (III)(X) will match at least the high ISO Performance and the DR from Nikon D800.
Apropos, vivid. Sadly I have to say that this foto is not very carefully processed.Despite the very vivid color (this is a subjective matter), the red color from the street lamp is strange indeed, don't You think?
Or maybe a BW photo in a newspaper is just cheaper to print as a color one?! Even a vivid one such a HDR?! ... I don't know if I have to declare this as a joke or not :)